No excuses, just raw talent

Motorsport is hard, no matter the level, no matter the series, no matter the car. All of it takes supreme dedication and effort, and if you don’t have the fires of passion to propel you, you’ll never get off the couch. Bartosz Ostalowski - well, he’s got the passion, that much is obvious. Despite the losing his arms in a motorcycle accident, Ostalowski managed to find a way to continue doing what he loves, namely getting sideways in a big cloud of tire smoke. Believe it or not, he does it all using his feet.

The Hoonigan crew went to Poland to check it out for themselves, linking up with Ostalowski during some shakedown practice runs prior to his stint in a recent Drift Masters event. His car is a Nissan Skyline GT-R R34, which comes stuffed with a V-8 powerplant. The power hits the rear wheels through an eight-speed gearbox from ZF, with cog swaps executed via a custom paddle mounted near his right shoulder. Ostalowski steers using his left foot, and works the pedals with his right foot, plus there’s a third e-brake pedal to lock the rears during tandem battles.

Watching Ostalowski work his magic is nothing short of incredible. The man is obviously a killer drifter, but the fact he manages it all using just his feet takes it all to an entirely new level. Watching it all go down is an inspiration, and we’re convinced Ostalowski has a very bright career ahead of him.

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